So I got up at 5AM again and enjoyed my 3 mile group run before work again. I don't like morning runs, but I may start changing my tune pretty soon.
My legs DO NOT hurt after these morning runs. That is a definite plus.
This time, I got to the gym a few minutes early and was able to hit the treadmill for a few minutes to warm up my legs. Since I was on the treadmill and it has a TV, I was able to watch the morning news. It was 46 degrees when we started our run. 46! That is freezing in Orlando.
Our group run leader said during our run today that others may join our group. You don't need a gym membership to participate. I think this is a very smart move by the gym. More than using the running group as a benefit to current members, it can be utilized as a marketing tool.
Also to Amy with the comment to my earlier post about running induced asthma, I appreciate your advice. As I mentioned, it was cold this morning. I didn't prepare by using a scarf while running, but I did partially cover my neck by wearing a hooded sweatshirt. That kept over half of my neck warm. About 3/4 of the way through the run, I took off the sweatshirt because I was sweating underneath. Shortly thereafter, the back of my neck got cold and my chest started to constrict. I only had a little more to run we weren't running too fast, so I kept going as is. I do appreciate the advice, though, and I will remember to keep my sweatshirt on the next it is cold.
Warmup: .75 miles on the dreadmill
Run: 3.0 miles on the pavement
Total for the day: 3.75 miles